March 24, 2019

I can only imagine what it was like to be a young man in 1949 -- to go to a small Methodist affiliated liberal arts college in the Midwest and to have found a male lover there.

I can barely imagine the conflict of heart and mind he faced. Am I no longer a good person? I...

February 22, 2019

A few months ago, I was at a meeting of LGBTQ Methodists and straight allies. The leader of the meeting began by asking, "How many of you regularly attend a Methodist church?" Most of us rose our hands. She then asked, "How many of you will still be attending a Methodi...

September 13, 2018

Beyond Belief

“Is there anyone who ever remembers

Changing their mind from the paint on a sign?

Is there anyone who really recalls

Ever breaking rank at all

For something someone yelled real loud one time?

Oh, everyone believes

And they’re not going easily.”--John Mayer

On Mon...

July 16, 2018

 It was 1:30 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon and there was no reason for the Skukyll expressway to be at a standstill, except that it is always like this 24 hours a day.  I was on my way to an appointment and I had plenty of time to get to Center City.  I called ahead and...

June 26, 2018

The train was just about empty when I got on at 15th St. in Center City.

I was slightly self conscious due to the fact that I looked like a drowned rat after my shower at yoga. Usually, I like to write on the train.  There's something about the sound and the motion that...

May 3, 2018

Did you ever stop and think about the amount of time that you spend waiting

     in line at the grocery store 

          traffic lights traveling to work

               on the phone with a health care provider...

April 12, 2018

Most of us like to look at masks.  They remind us of parties, holidays,

and parades.  When looking at the colors, we are transported to a 

type of fantasy land.  What we don't know, however, is who is behind

the mask.  It's colorful presentation may cover a host of f...

March 28, 2018

He came into the store behind me and I stole a look at him over the coffee kiosk.  Nothing about him appeared friendly as he moved hurriedly to get his food and beverage.  No one else seemed to want to get in his way either!  If Moses could part the Red Sea, this guy c...

March 21, 2018

After much thought, I have finally decided that the cure for impatience is riding on the train during rush hour!  Please note that while the term “riding” is not meant to imply that there will be any sitting involved. It means that you will be transported from one...

March 13, 2018

The snow fell slowly at first, like the notes of Pachelbel's Canon, bringing calm to the mind's eye.  In just a few minutes, there was a change and what had once been light was now heavy.  The snow that was a vision of beauty, became a sight chaotic, a source of anxiet...

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